im just looking for a quick answer to this. ive scoured the internet and searched the boards, and i cant find a definite answer on how exactly to measure the "bust" as far as modeling. the farthest ive gotten was reading a vague discussion stating that everyone should know whether to measure under the bust or over the largest part of the bust....but did not state which. i would assume that over the bust would make more sense in modeling, but i want to make sure im not wrong. thanks in advance, sorry if this seems like a silly question.
James Bluck wrote: OK. So how is a model supposed to measure her waist? I see pictures of skinny models who list their waists as, e.g., 29", which seems way too big for what I see in the pictures.
yes, and make sure you have a proper measuring tape. go to the craft store and get the soft measuring tape that is used for sewing. i was using the wrong tape and my measurements came up two inches larger than they actually were. measure in the morning, before you eat, otherwise you may bloat and the masurement will probably be bigger than normal.
theda wrote: Suit/Dress: Women's sizes are insane and vary greatly. There is no stanardized sizing. Men's suits are sized by chest circumferance (example 40) and sleeve length (short, regular or long). I don't know the numbers for dertmining that bit, though.
Shirt/Blouse: For men, it's by neck size. For women, it's anybody's guess.
Neck: Measure around your neck.
Sleeve: See above with the I dunno
Pants: For menswear (and some women's pants), it's inches around waist and legnth of inseam (crotch to floor).
Inseam: Crotch to floor. Inches.
Bust: This one is fun. For bust size, measure around the fullest part of the bust. To determine bra size, measure directly below the breast and add 5 inches for the band size. Cup size is determined by subtracting the underbust measurement from the measurement around the fullest part of the bust OR measuring under the armpits and sutracting the number from the fullest part of the bust measurement.
Waist: smallest point of the torso
Hips: widest point around the tush
Hat: I know you measure the circumference of the head and divide by something freaky, but I forget the formula.